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G-Star RAW Sample Sale: Where Men Will Shine

By: Jacqueline Munro

The G-Star RAW sample sale is filled with deals for men, but the options for women are much more limited. With that said, the space (at 260) is very well organized, clean, and the floor has no shortage of helpful employees.

 If you’re a guy who likes G-Star RAW, there is no doubt you will find something at this sample sale. It’s going to take you a while to sift through all of the merchandise they have for you; there’s no shortage of jackets, jeans, shirts, or even shoes. But girls, I wouldn’t get your hopes up too high. Try not to feel offended by the little back corner devoted to you. For women, they have a small offering of clothing including (but not limited to) jackets, shirts, sweatshirts, and shorts. For a brand that is known for its denim, I felt like their jeans section was a bit underwhelming; this disappointed me.

Most importantly though, the markdowns at this sample sale were not jaw-dropping. G-Star RAW is currently having a large online sale that might be worth checking out before you leave your comfy apartment and head over to 260. Overall, I’m going to give this sale a 6 out of 10; if they had more options for women and lower prices I’d reconsider. 

What: G-Star RAW Sample Sale
Where: 260 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY
When: Tues Feb. 19th – Sun Feb. 24th, 2019

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Low Prices at the Stila, Artis, Tocca, and Dr. Jart+ Sample Sale

Stila, Artis, Tocca, and Dr. Jart+

By Melanie Capruso

Finally a sample sale with reasonable prices! The Stila, Artis, Tocca, and Dr. Jart+ sample sale with 260 featured endless items at quality prices. Each brand had their own section which features all their classic items. The Dr. Jart+ area had their face masks and signature skin care products. Tocca had the back section with their signature candles, perfumes, and bath products. The artis showing was less then expected, with mostly sets of brush. The Stila section was the most expansive with eyeshadows, both glitter and matte, foundation, primers, eyeliners, lipstick, highlighter, and lipliner. Out of all of the brands, Dr. Jart+ had the least amount of products. This could be because I went on day 3 of the sale.

While this sale earned a high rating of 9 out of 10 for the variety of products and the ;ow prices, it did loose a point for the congestion. Both times I went, I had to wait in a long, impatient line. The first time is was below 30ºF and the second time it was raining. It certainly ruins the experience when I enter the building soaking wet.

What: Stilla, Artis, Tocca, and Dr. Jart+ sample sale
When: Tue Dec 18- Sun Dec 23
Where:260 Fifth Ave, Manhattan, NY

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All the Cool Kids were at The Alice and Olivia Sample Sale VIP Night

By: Cristina Martin

Tonight was the VIP night for the Alice and Oliva sample sale. The place was lit! 260 sample sale was packed with people trying to score the best items before someone else could snatch it up. Among the crowd was Shopdrop December VIP shoppers. This past fall, Alice and Olivia held her fashion show on a boat, so now let’s dive into the sample sale

260’s 5th Avenue location was filled with racks organized by size, starting at 0 and going up to 10. That’s a nice gap for many people to shop. There was definitely a wide variety of items to chose from. The Alice and Olivia sample sale sold both discounted regular stock and samples. Sample racks were wiped out! We are praying that they will be restocking. This is the right place to shop if you’re interested in dresses. There were so many dresses with very cute designs. Outerwear was another winner. There were many options to choose from that will guarantee you will be making an entrance. In addition to an array of clothing, you can also shop for shoes, a diverse set of accessories, and even holiday decorations! Handbags and wallets were at about 70% off. What a steal! This is NOT a sale you can miss. Run over to the Alice and Oliva sample sale. It opens to the public tomorrow. Happy shopping!

What: Alice and Olivia Sample Sale
When: Tue. Dec. 11 – Sat. Dec. 16, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave. Manhattan, NY

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Pieces for Everyone at the Zadig and Voltaire Sample Sale

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By Melanie Capruso

I’ve been to a lot of sample sales in my day and I just have to say some of the clothes I’ve seen were just plain WILD. Just crazy clothes (at an insane cost) that I would be hard-pressed to use in my everyday wardrobe. The Zadig and Voltaire sample sale was a breath of fresh air. The sale featured a mix of everyday and statement pieces. Some of the practical pieces which caught my eye were the extremely soft cashmere sweaters. The sweaters covered an entire rack and came in a mixture of colors. These insanely soft pieces were either $150 or $200, depending on the retail cost. For statement pieces, there was a fuzzy faux fur leopard jacket that was to DIE for.

We rated the sale a 6 out of 10 because even though the inventory had something for everyone, the prices was not enough to make the sale worth it.

What: Zadig and Voltaire sample sale
When: Tue. Nov. 27 – Sun. Dec. 2
Where: 260 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NY

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Nothing to be Excited About at the Tabitha Simmons Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

One question: Why is size 37 the most popular size at shoe sample sale. I’ve been noticing that recently. Even when I visited the Paul Andrew sample sale, 37 seemed to be the only thing on the menu. It’s Deja vu at the Tabitha Simmons sample sale. There wasn’t really any great styles, high prices, and mostly only size 37.

Prices were incredibly high. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday happening this week, high pricing isn’t the smartest strategy. Samples were really close to $100, and the stock only got worse from there. Everything was well over $100, with boots reaching up to $250. The jewelry pricing was insane. Some earrings went up to $300! There will be better deals later this week, and certainly better sample sales happening this week! Happy shopping!

What: Tabitha Simmons Sample Sale
When: Mon. Nov. 19th – Wed. Nov. 21, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster St. Manhattan, NY

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Three Brands Under One Roof: Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot Sample Sale

By: Cristina Martin

For the first time in a long time, I had a good experience at a 260 sample sale. Three brands took over the Wooster Street location. The Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot sample sale had no lines to get in, the staff was actually nice, and the shopping experience was pleasant overall. I’m in just as much shock as you are. The space and pricing were organized by brand, so I’ll do that here as well.

Equipment:
That’s the first brand you see after you check in your things. Prices were below $100 and the merchandise was SO cute! However, I am slightly biased because I love Equipment. You can shop from a variety of tops, bottoms and PJ sets for both winter and summer. Most of the merch is from spring/summer, but you can also find some cozy winter sweaters. The Equipment section was very wrinkled, and some of the merchandise had safety pins on it.

Joie:
Joie is up next taking up the left side of the room and downstairs. Prices started at $10 for camisoles and went up to $200 for suede, leather, and fur jackets. Joie had mostly spring/summer items. You can stock up on shorts and tees. They even had a rack of one and two-piece bathing suits in this beautiful blue and white pattern. There were also a ton of denim and dresses to choose from. As for fall/winter items, you could browse through a few sweaters and dresses. Shoes were downstairs. This was very limited as they only had what was out and most of the merchandise was a size 37. There was a very small section for 39 and 40.

Current/Elliot:
The smallest section goes to Current/Elliot. However, denim and pants ruled this section. If you’re looking for jeans, go to Current/Elliot, don’t pass go, don’t collect $200. Prices ranged from $10 – $200. They also had a pretty large selection of long sleeve flannels and button downs, shorts, and long denim skirts.

Overall we gave the Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot sample sale an 8.5 out of 10. Although most of the merchandise was spring/summer it was all good stuff. You can also snag a few sweaters and flannels if you look. Shoes were a bit disappointing. Prices were pretty good this time around. I also didn’t leave there in a mad mood for once. We recommend you check it out to stock up on casual outfits. Happy shopping!

What: Joie, Equipment, and Current/Elliot Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13 – Sun. Nov. 18, 2018
Where: 151 Wooster Manhattan, NY

 

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Denim for Days at the J Brand Sample Sale

J Brand Sample Sale

By Melanie Capruso

If your wardrobe consists of denim on denim on denim, then the J Brand sample sale at 260 is the stop for you! The J Brand sale features racks on racks their denim pants for guys men and women. The jeans are conveniently divided by style of pant and then within the style by color. All RTW pants are $70, which is around a 70% discount off the usual selling point of $248. The sale also has J Brand samples which are stored in bins in the back of the sales floor. All sample pants are $40 and also organized by size.

The sale also has shoes and other pieces from designer Feit. All of the shoes were downstairs and there was a wide range of sizes for most of the shoes.

We rated this sale a five out of ten because while there was a good inventory, the discounts were not enough to achieve a high rank. While $70 jeans are not too outrageous, one could get J Brand jeans at closing Lord and Taylor on 5th ave for a better deal…

What: J Brand Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 13t – Sun. Nov. 18
Where: 150 Greene Street, New York, NY

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Glitz and Glam at the Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal Sample Sale

Jil Sander sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

If you’re still in search of the perfect outfit for those holiday and New Year’s Eve parties, then make your way over to the Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal sample sale at 260! The sale is FILLED with the perfect duds to turn your friends green with envy. The pieces were organized on racks by designer with tables of shoes in the back. Interestingly, the shoes were from See By Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and Rochas. None of the brands were advertised by 260.

While Jil Sander was the headlining designer of this sale, the real gems were from Fleur du Mal and Jonathan Simkhai. The pieces by both brands were beautiful in both style and quality. We gave this sale a 7 out of 10 because of the beautiful inventory and the decent discounts. The rating could have been higher, but 260 was lining people out in the cold even though the sales floor was not full by any means.

What: Jil Sander, Brock Collection, Jonathan Simkhai, and Fleur du Mal sample sale
When: Mon. Nov. 12 – Sat. Nov. 17
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY

 

 

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Smells like the Holidays at the Nest Fragrances and Manduka Sample Sale

Nest Fragrances and Manduka Sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

I love nothing more than a good oil diffuser. They have the fragrant power of a traditional candle, without the house-burning capabilities…

This week 260 hosted the Nest Fragrances and Manduka yoga supplies sample sale. At 6:00pm, during a light rain shower, there was a line down the block and yet barely any people shopping indoors. There were candles, lotions, soaps, reed diffusers, and liquidless diffusers. All of the scents seems to follow a holiday them. There were pine scents, vanilla scents, a warm subtle cinnamon, and a sugar cookie scent. Many of the products, including the Saharan Spice, Birchwood Pine, and Sugar Cookie, can be found online. While the discounts are not astronomical, these products are current.

The Manduka section was much smaller. There were plenty of yoga matts and foam boxes, and four racks with yoga apparel

We gave this sale a 7 out of 10 for the current and seasonally appropriate inventory.

What: Nest Fragrances and Manduka Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 6 – Sat. Nov. 10
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY

 

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Wrinkles at the Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale

Vivienne Westwood sample sale

By Melanie Capruso

Usually, for a popular brand’s sample sale I can understand the high price points. But at the Vivienne Westwood sample sale, the quality did not match the price points. The sale featured mens and women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories. When walking through the apparel racks, I noticed that a large number of the women’s pieces were wrinkled and misshapen. I could be alone is this, but I would never spend $300 to buy a wrinkled blouse. Hopefully this is not a trend that will be seen in the rest of the inventory.

We gave this sale a 5 out of 10 because of the condition of the clothes, the high prices, and the lack of sizing. Many items were the only ones of their style and appeared to be very old. Shopping this sale reminded me of shopping at a second-hand store, but with way higher prices…

What: Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale
When: Tue. Nov. 6 – Sun. Nov. 11
Where: 150 Greene St, New York, NY

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